E-on software launced PlantFactory 2016 R3
E-on software has launced PlantFactory 2016 Release 3 (R3), its latest quarterly update to its line of software for creating animatable 3D plants, extending the vegetation painting system and improving file export.
Advanced Pruning Algorithms
PlantFactory 2016 R3 adds a new Current Primitive node, that allows advanced control over branch growth and natural pruning effects. Additionally, a new set of pruning parameters are now available, such as: Cut probability ,Cut length, Radius Reduction ,
Improved Geometry Transition Algorithms: Better handling of branch offset Improved geometry continuity with highly distorted models Displacement mapping now available on transition zones
Improved exports: New optional wind application to exported geometry Improved export dialog interface Improved PTex format export for plant materials
UX/UI Improvements: Major performance/responsiveness/stability improvements .All software titles are now available in English, French and German Better wireframe display, and improved gizmo manipulator interactions.Improved geometry loading and previewing and Improved vegetation painting
Pricing and availability
PlantFactory 2016 R3 is available for 64-bit Windows XP+ and Mac OS X 10.6+. The base Artist edition costs $199, Designer costs $495, Studio costs $995, and Producer costs $1,995. See a feature comparion table. Wind effects are only fully supported in the Producer and Studio editions of the software, while Ptex material export is supported only in the Producer edition. e-on software has also released PlantFactory 2016 R3 PLE, a free learning edition based on the Producer edition of the software. It comes with a number of export and rendering restrictions you can find listed here.
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